I’m really impressed with the level of energy and commitment around the Health and Wellbeing table and look forward to continuing collaboration between OLIP and OPH.

Marcela Tapia
Ottawa Public Health
OLIP helps to unite and share scarce resources for greater impact by working together in the field of student education.

Walter Piovesan
Associate Director of Education, Ottawa Carleton District School Board
All the WOW events that I went to were great – WOW does give a sense of a community trying to improve its attraction and retention!

Caroline Andrew
Professor, University of Ottawa
Canada has been shaped by people who came from all over the world to build this country. WOW offers a platform for us to celebrate this history and the future it will help…

Alex Munter, Chair of the OLIP Council and President and CEO of the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario and Ottawa Children’s Treatment Centre
I was happy to see integration to Algonquin territory and indigenous culture related programming in 2014 WOW. Please continue to involve local Aboriginal organisations and…

Linda Manning
WOW 2014 participant, Senior Fellow, University of Ottawa
We are very pleased to have done the “Opportunity Cost of Not Investing in Interpretation” report – it is so important to have clarity on these challenges and…

Hindia Mohamoud, Director, OLIP
The work and expertise that OLIP brings to our community is so important as it helps us to build bridges and break down silos.  I look forward to our continued work together. 

Jim Watson, Mayor of Ottawa
The City of Ottawa will continue to play a lead role in the implementation of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy, just as we did in the founding of OLIP.

Steve Desroches
City Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Ottawa
The target beneficiary of the work of OLIP is the whole community. In this short period we have planted together important seeds for Ottawa’s development.  

Dick Stewart
OLIP Council
In our city’s history, immigrants have always played an important role. They build our economic prosperity, diversify our culture, contribute to our social vitality.

Jim Watson
Mayor of Ottawa

Partnerships for Integration Newsletter

Partnerships for Integration Newsletter (PIN) is an electronic publication produced by OLIP that provides bi-annual updates on Ottawa's progress on the Ottawa Immigration Strategy (OIS). It introduces new and promising initiatives, shares ideas and perspectives on the work of OLIP, and promotes shared understanding on challenges and gaps.

PIN functions as a vehicles for information flow and dissemination of good practices within OLIP's vast, multi-sectoral network; and as a means of communicating the achievements of OLIP partners to external community stakeholders.

PIN issues follow a consistent content design, which typically includes the following sections:   Perspectives on Immigrant Integration; Featured Action on OIS; Honour Roll; Tips & Tools; Newsflash; and Community BUZZ to introduce new and promising initiatives. Some issues of PIN may have a thematic focus, to allow for a deeper discussion on selected topics.

Content of the PIN issues is provided by the OLIP partners and edited by the Secretariat.  If you are an Ottawa organization whose work is related to immigrant integration and you have story ideas for the PIN, we encourage you to contact us at info@olip-plio.ca.

Issue 1: September 2012

Welcome to the 1st issue of the Partnerships for Integration (PIN) Newsletter. Here we provide stories from across the community highlighting the progress towards the five sectoral areas of the Ottawa Immigration Strategy – Economic Integration, Health & Wellbeing, Language, Education, and Settlement & Institutional Capacity Development. We feature Ottawa as a home to Integration..
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Issue 2: November 2013

The current issue of the OLIP PIN Newsletter focuses on the economic integration of immigrants. The articles feature good practices in the community to remove systemic barriers to access good jobs, such as new local initiatives providing internships, supports for those interested in self-employment, perspectives on the remaining challenges and ways to address them, as..
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